A recent poll by The Financial Times shows that former President Trump is leading President Biden in terms of handling the economy, a key issue in presidential elections. The poll asked respondents who they believed would best manage the economy, and 42 percent of respondents chose Trump, while only 31 percent chose Biden. The remaining respondents were undecided or did not choose either candidate.
While there was some positive sentiment on the economy in the poll, with 27 percent of respondents saying the U.S. economy is “excellent” or “good” (up from 21 percent in a previous poll), and 47 percent saying they can “comfortably” pay their expenses (up three percent from November), Biden’s approval rating on the economy remained at 36 percent, the same as in the previous survey.
The Trump campaign has been targeting Biden over inflation, which reached its lowest levels since January 2024, with consumer prices rising just 3.4 percent between January 2025 and February 2026, and only .3 percent between December and January. The Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates high due to the continued decrease in inflation.
On the other hand, the Biden administration has been highlighting its handling of the U.S. economy under its leadership. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen emphasized that since COVID-19 pandemic began under President Biden’s leadership, there was historic recovery of US Economy with strong GDP growth and significant decline in inflation during her remarks to House Financial Services Committee